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Volunteer with the Great Primate Handshake in Cameroon

Hiring Organization:
Handshake Productions CIC

Date Posted:
2013-04-04

Position Description:
Work with the Great Primate Handshake to support Ape Action Africa.

Cameroon: Yaounde, Mefou National Park

Dates:
13th – 25th October (Thank You Video)
27th October – 8th November (Women’s Group)
10th – 22nd November (Football Project)

Thank You Video
This project will take you to the forests of Cameroon where you will work with Ape Action Africa, who are committed to protecting the great apes by rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned or injured gorillas and chimpanzees.

Working as part of a video team, you will be creating a documentary designed to show the charity's supporters how their donations have supported the primates of the sanctuary. You will be filming the daily activities, witnessing first hand the efforts that go into caring for injured and orphaned apes.

You will get to experience the rewards of seeing apes being rehabilitated and also learn from world experts on the troubling issues facing the conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees.

As part of the experience you will also get to canoe down the neighbouring mangrove swamps, a rare ecosystem that is teeming with life.

For the duration of this project you will be living on location at Cameroon’s Mefou National Park, allowing you the chance to film the action as it happens and edit the footage in a unique environment.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to see iconic great apes and meet people that work closely with them.

Notice: Although you will be in close proximity to the apes, only Ape Action Africa staff will be allowed to handle them.


Women’s Group and Education Project

Volunteers on this project will be creating a film covering the recently formed women’s community group, showcasing how Ape Action Africa involves the wider community within its conservation efforts. Your film will capture footage of the orphaned apes housed within the sanctuary as well as the opportunity to interview people from the surrounding villages to discuss their changing attitudes towards the primates.

You will get to experience the rewards of seeing apes being rehabilitated and also learn from world experts on the troubling issues facing the conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees.

This trip also includes a visit to the coast of Cameroon, allowing you to see the diverse landscapes of the country and take a dip in the Atlantic.

For the duration of this project you will be living on location at Cameroon’s Mefou National Park, allowing you the chance to film the action as it happens and edit the footage in a unique environment.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to film iconic great apes and explore the links between communities and conservation.

Notice: Although you will be in close proximity to the apes only Ape Action Africa staff will be allowed to handle them.

Football Project

You will be creating a film covering Ape Action Africa’s community football project, where the sanctuary are combining the faces of their primates with the power that football has to inspire young people.

Filming in both the sanctuary and neighbouring communities you will be capturing interviews with the players and the excitement of the games that are played.

This is a unique opportunity to see how a conservation message is spread through new and innovative methods to engage the public.

You will experience the rewards of seeing apes being rehabilitated and also learn from world experts on the troubling issues facing the conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees, while having the chance to play some football with talented young people and perhaps even a Cameroonian football legend.

For the duration of this project you will be living on location at Cameroon’s Mefou National Park, allowing you the chance to film the action as it happens and edit the footage in a unique environment.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants the opportunity to film iconic great apes and the experience of filming in a live and uncontrolled situation of a football match.

Notice: Although you will be in close proximity to the apes only Ape Action Africa staff will be allowed to handle them.

Qualifications/Experience:
No formal qualifications are required; simply an interest in and awareness of conservation issues and a willingness to work hard and learn new skills. All training and background information will be provided before and during the project.

Salary/funding:
Cost: £950

Provided:
Accommodation
3 meals a day and all clean drinking water
Access to cameras, laptops and 3G internet when reception allows
Transport between Yaounde and Mefou

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Accommodation will be provided, as will 3 meals a day and all clean drinking water, access to cameras, laptops and 3G internet when reception allows,and transport between Yaounde and Mefou.

Term of Appointment:
13th – 25th October (Thank You Video); 27th October – 8th November (Women’s Group and Education); 10th – 22nd November (Football Project)

Application Deadline:
Until positions are filled.

Contact Information:
Lucy Radford
United Kingdom

Website:
http://www.primatehandshake.org/apply.php

E-mail Address:
info@primatehandshake.org

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